Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How to have fun in Rome for free

Rome doesn't have to be expensive to visit and have fun in. There are the two periods a year, in the spring and the autumn, where all the city museums are free (remember that this doesn't include the Vatican museums). There are the churches, 900 of them within the Aurelian walls that frequently contain very significant works of art by major figures (Bernini, Caravaggio, Reni and Michaelangelo are not-uncommon). There are tons of Big Things that don't cost anything to look at.

And if you get on the internet, you can find out what sort of daily, weekly and annual things are going on.

Like this:

This Friday 1pm-4pm: Saturday & Sunday 10am-12.30pm. Hardback and paperbacks preloved books for sale, Fiction, Childrens and Travel plus some English Literature. (All books are in English, with a few Italian books) Prices start from 50 cents and everyone is welcome. Further info contact Tonia via email:
Love reading but find books in English too expensive? Then think about becoming a member of the Santa Susanna English LIbrary, Via XX Settembre, 15 (next to the Santa Susanna Church). We have the best fiction, childrens and non fiction books with very recent titles. Memberships can be from 3months to yearly and can cater for the individual or families. We are open Sat & Sun 10-12.30pm; Tuesday 10-1pm; Wednesday 3-6pm; and Fridays 1-4pm.
Are you a native English speaker or have a very high level of English and would like to volunteer at the Santa Susanna Library? Contact Tonia via email:

1 comment:

Giancarlo said...

You might like to know that the Vatican museums will be free on September 27. (Since you are looking for free things to do.) This is not the last Sunday of the month, by the way, which are also always free.